Boxed lunches are big, and we're not talking about the nondescript packages with a standard sandwich and chips you used to get on school trips. Just about any caterer who works with corporate or nonprofit clients is bound to offer boxed lunches on the menu, often with high-quality ingredients and a good measure of creativity.
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It’s no secret that events held in a special setting are more likely to be memorable. Waterloo Village provides event planners with extraordinary scenery—and more; the history of Waterloo Village dates back to Colonial times. Located on the Musconetcong River in Allamuchy Mountain State Park, this 18th-century town boasts a working mill, general store, blacksmith shop, an active church and numerous historic houses.
What exactly is social responsibility, how does it become part of who we are as individuals, and how can it become widely embraced in the meetings and events industry? Social responsibility is an ethical/ moral framework which suggests that any individual or organization has an obligation to do something that can benefit society at large. It can be something as simple as preserving the ecosystem we live in to make the future a better place for generations to come.
Every meeting planner knows that even the most dynamic, impactful and talked-about meetings in a planner’s career can hardly be considered successes if they went massively over budget. Since A/V plays such a large role, planners should seek to work closely with their A/V supplier to make sure a rational technology budget is in place.
The Montclair Food & Wine Festival is an annual event held in the early summer in Montclair. The weeklong event includes food and wine tastings, gala dinners and book signing events held at venues such as the Montclair Art Museum and the Manor, as well as local independent bookstores. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and MACHE - Montclair Academy of Culinary & Hospitality Education. This drink recipe, courtesy of the Montclair Food and Wine Festival, should benefit your next event.
When a venue calls for a temporary structure, most planners think of tents, but the Palas structure might just change that mindset. “The tent industry is really evolving,” says Matthew Holt, national new business development manager at Arena Americas in New Jersey. “We can now bring in temporary buildings in a short period of time.” The Palas structure is, as Holt puts it, “a big Lego set,” and can be assembled with heating, air-conditioning and flooring in just one week.
Located on the southern tip of the New Jersey peninsula in Cape May, South Jersey Marina offers offshore team-building activities for companies and groups that come to the area for conferences and meetings. Groups can rent charter boats, with six people on each boat, and sail offshore to get a tour of the unique area. Groups also have the option to dolphin or bird watch and, of course, fish. “There is nothing that builds teamwork better than sport fishing,” says Marketing Director Mark Allen.
Summer’s bounty is the inspiration behind this product launch luncheon’s design.
Hiring temporary wait staff for events can be a great way to fulfill your service needs and working with an agency can make the process easier, but there are some things to consider. Linda DeMartino, owner of Waiters Are Us in Glenwood, shared some expertise on the topic.